April 17, 2024

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POSTPONED/Farm Day

Wagon Wheel Farm Independence, VA

Join us Sunday May 24 th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1322 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA for an afternoon of hands-on activities.  See and try out some of the best market garden tools. If you've taken our "Grow More Vegetables" class, you'll see those spacings and planting ideas in the ground[...]

POSTPONED/Cooking Day

Independence Town Park

Join us June 5th for the first Cooking Day of the season. We cook at the Market the first Friday of the month, beginning in June. Learn to make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food. and try new vegetables.  Samples are available and[...]

POSTPONED/Fiber Day

Independence Town Park

1st of ONLY 2 Fiber Days. Don't miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will hold 2 Fiber Days at the Market this year: June 19 and August 23 during regular Market hours from 9am to 1pm. Local fiber vendors will join the weekly Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to purchase yarns, roving,[...]

POSTPONED/Kids Day

Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market!  At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, and have fun hula hooping and playing games. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don, 4H, Virginia Department of Health, Blue Ridge Discovery Center,[...]

POSTPONED/Cooking Day

Independence Town Park

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated. Chef Jen will cook a recipe 3 times during the Market at 10, 11[...]

Wellness Day, July 10

Independence Town Park

Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and Sandy Stoneman will host a canning demonstration. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.

Free

Berry Festival

Join us and sponsor River Ridge Organics for the 8th Annual Berry Festival Friday, July 17 Featuring a berry pie contest, free berry tasting, berry pancakes and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. Vendors highlight berries and berry products. River Ridge Organics is USDA certified berry farm near Mouth of Wilson. You can find[...]

Free

Take a Break from the Interstate

Join us Friday July 24th for "Take a break from the Interstate, the annual HWY 21 yard sale. In addition to our regular Farmers Market, it's the only day we let vendors sell things they have not grown or made themselves.  You never know what you'll find!

Tomato Festival

The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, free tomato tasting, Monster Tomato Weigh-in    This is your chance to sample all the different varieties we sell at the Market for free. You can also enter the People’s Choice salsa contest and Monster tomato weigh in. Prizes for the Salsa contest are $100-[...]

Cooking Day

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated. Chef Jen will cook a recipe 3 times during the Market at 10, 11[...]

Grayson County Fair

Join us for the 3rd Grayson County Fair! The 2020 Grayson County Fair will be held Friday August 7 from 6-8 pm and Saturday August 8 from 9am to 3 pm at Bottomley’s Farm and Evergreens in Elk Creek. We made great strides last year with more exhibits, vendors, and livestock categories.  This year look[...]

Fiber Day and Christmas In August Craft Fair

Last Fiber Day of the season. Don't miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild  will join the weekly Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to purchase yarns, roving, raw fiber, baskets, and an array of knit, woven, and felted goods.  Come and meet the artisans who often raise the animals providing fiber for the[...]